'Better Living' makes for less-good moviegoing

March 14, 2014 7:05 AM

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'Better Living' makes for less-good moviegoing

Sam Rockwell's easygoing appeal - at his best he has Steve Martin's disarming charm, Bill Murray's Caddyshack lunacy, and just a touch of Kermit the Frog - has served him equally well in the sci-fi thriller Moon and the teen romance The Way, Way Back.

His charm fails him in his latest outing, Better Living Through Chemistry, an ill-conceived if mildly amusing comedy about middle-class ennui, sexual frustration, and drug abuse. Costarring Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, and Jane Fonda, Chemistry takes a stab at delivering urbane, witty social sat...

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